Lost in the furor over what Moscow did or did not do, and what effects it did or did not have, is the broader question of what this incident says about Russian intentions and aims. Just how unusual was it for great powers to interfere in a democracy’s electoral processes, and just how outraged should Americans be by the alleged activities?
Thomas Dallal is an attorney and former photojournalist. He has worked in the Middle East as a journalist in the 1990s, later for the Palestinian negotiating team and for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. From September 2011 until two weeks ago, he worked as Team Leader, Libya, for the Geneva-based Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.
Bring your lunch and join the conversation! Moderated by Diana Buttu, joint fellow at the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School and the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.